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Drug-checking services at festivals improve attendee safety, study shows

A new study has found that drug-checking services at festivals improved the safety of attendees.


The research by harm reduction and drug-testing charity The Loop...

Service providers and users are protected from prosecution, but the sale, purchase, and possession of illegal substances remains a criminal offence 

New Zealand has become the first country in the world to fully legalise recreational drug checking, marking a major victory for those advocating substance tests...

UK’s first regular drug checking service set to launch this month in Bristol

The UK's first regular drug checking service is launching in Bristol this month, delivered by non-profit harm reduction specialists The Loop in a new partnership...

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A new report from London Assembly's Health Committee has recommended the widespread use of drug checking services in clubs.


Published on 17th March, 'Reducing Drug...

Danger Mouse & Black Thought: cheating the system

Although it features guests like A$AP Rocky, Run The Jewels and Raekwon, the best moments on Danger Mouse and The Roots legend Black Thought's new LP are in its filmic rhymes, woozy psychedelic loops, soul snippets and jazz and blues rhythms. Here, Ben Murphy speaks to them about their long-awaited collaboration

Hip-hop is ingrained in the work of American musician and producer Danger Mouse. Though he’s made records with Beck, Karen O, Gorillaz, Michael Kiwanuka, Adele...

Detroit's Jimmy Edgar is an exciting producer and DJ that's pushing the boundaries of electronic and pop music. DJmag.com chatted to him about sex, drugs...


It's a difficult line to tread – to experiment with sounds and push electronic music boundaries on a pop record.

But Detroit's 22-year-old electronic music...

The DCMS has issued a report ahead of Britain's "compressed" summer season 

The UK Government is being urged to support drug testing at festivals to increase safety following a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select committee...

The UK drum & bass scene has become overwhelmingly male and white. DJ Mag's Becca Inglis speaks to artists, promoters and label owners who are...

The push to close the “gender play gap” has accelerated this summer. At least 190 festivals have committed to booking 50/50 gender split line–ups by...

The Berlin synth conference wrapped last week. Here's the best of what was announced...

Berlin's Superbooth conference – founded by the synth sorcerers Schneider's Buero – has gone from strength to strength over the past few years, growing from...

The summer of 2021 has seen a perfect storm of drug-related risks hit the UK dance scene: from an abundance of first-time ravers who turned...

Ever since the birth of acid house in the late ‘80s, UK dance music has been defined, legislated against and demonised on the basis of...

Still no sign of it happening in the UK...

Pill testing is likely to begin in Australia this summer according to drug safety expert Dr David Caldicott.

“We’ve got the funding. Meetings with law...

Emily Thornberry says closure "cannot be the answer"...

Emily Thornberry, MP for Islington South and Finsbury and Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, has spoken publically in support of Fabric nightclub...

The French pair talk taking drugs the right way, cheaters, cake hate and more  

Previously finding that studio je ne sais croix on collaborative release, “Apocalypse 2014,” Arno Cost and Norman Doray hook up once again, this time to...

Drum & bass DJ breaks it down...

DJ Friction - Shogun Audio boss drum and bass bigwig - is trying his hand at breaks. The Brighton-based junglist, also known as Ed Seeley...

Think you need a talentless band with daft haircuts to make nu-rave music?

Well, think again - just pick up the 'Nu-Rave' sample disc from samplemagic.com for £59.95. With over 2.7GB of drum, bass, guitar and music loops...